By Caroline Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Summary: A continuation of the episode "And the Answer Is…" in script form.
This is my version of ATAI's continuation. I didn't write it because I think it's better than what the show's doing, but rather because I had most of the plot and a lot of the scenes worked out way back in June. I never actually wrote it all down until a couple of weeks ago (coincidentally at the same time I heard about the script-writing contest). I swear to God that none of it has come from the season 3 eps.
It glosses over a lot of the issues I'd like to see on the show and I didn't get to include everything I wanted to. And since it's a transition ep, nothing much actually happens. Still, I kinda like it. Please let me know what you think at email@example.com. Keep in mind that I'm just a kid and this is my first fanfic, unless you count one very silly Dr. Seuss poem.
Huge thanks go to Jenn for her feedback and offering to partner with me on this, back when I thought I'd get it done this summer; to Zoomway for helping me with the script format; and to everyone on the IRC for putting up with my questions and babbling.
Cast: (abridged version :)
Clark Kent/Superman - Dean Cain Lois Lane - Teri Hatcher Jimmy Olsen - Justin Whalin Perry White - Lane Smith Martha Kent - K Callan Jonathan Kent - Eddie Jones Nigel St. John - Tony Jay Bill Church, Jr. - Bruce Campbell Flunky - Michael Landes Lex Luthor - John Shea
INT. LOIS' APARTMENT -VIEW THROUGH LIVING ROOM WINDOW TO EXT- 1
Superman and Lois, with her arms around his neck, come into the shot as he descends and opens the window. It's the same night that ATAI left off, but it's no longer raining.
INT. LOIS' APARTMENT -LIVING ROOM- CONTINUOUS 2
Superman opens the window and steps in. He sets Lois down, but he keeps his hands on her waist and she keeps her arms around his neck. He kisses her near her ear.
Oh … Wait a minute.
He winces, then rubs his head vigorously. Miraculously, the grease disappears, and he has his normal, extremely attractive CK hairstyle back.
That's much better.
Superman takes Lois' hand and brings it up to his lips. Lois steps even closer to him.
Where did you get this ring?
(looking as if he's still preoccupied with kissing Lois)
I returned all the diamonds to Mazick's, if that's what
Lois lightly smacks his chest, like she often does when they're talking. (Who can blame her?)
I know that. I was just wondering—
I made it for you.
I wanted it to be special …
Oh, you're so sweet.
She grabs him and engages in what could be called a "tonsil hockey" kiss. He becomes pretty involved and doesn't notice that they've started to HOVER A FEW INCHES ABOVE THE FLOOR. Lois opens her eyes.
You're, um, levitating.
These tights— Oh. Off the floor.
HE LOWERS THEM BACK DOWN while Lois tries not to giggle. She reaches up and plays with the hair at the back of his neck.
Clark, you know I love you. But there's still a lot I
need to think about.
I understand. I guess I'll see you tomorrow at the
They kiss once more.
I love you. Good night.
He quickly reslicks his hair, running his hand through it. He FLIES AWAY. Lois stands at the window for a moment, then shuts it.
INT. LOIS' APARTMENT -KITCHEN- 3
Lois is on the phone, wandering around the kitchen, looking for food.
…thanks, Lucy… I want you to be
my maid of honor, okay?
She rummages through the fridge and pulls out a container. Her eyes widen and she quickly throws it in the trash.
… Very funny. I think you meant to say,
"Who's the lucky guy?" Yeah, all right.
.. Well, you remember that bus you told me
(giggling a little)
… I never said that! … Well, okay, but I meant "hack
from Nowheresville" in a good way. … I did! … Yeah,
gorgeous. Mmmm … No, that doesn't qualify as
gushing, thank you very much.
Lois opens and closes cabinets and disgustedly shakes the empty coffee package. She tosses it aside and notices a box of oolong tea. A dreamy expression crosses her face.
I wonder what he's doing right now?
INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT -BEDROOM- 4
Clark is FLOATING above and to the left of his bed, asleep.
When his alarm clock rings, he CRASHES to the floor, perhaps bouncing a few times. He reaches up to fumble with the alarm, then staggers to his feet. He mumbles to himself.
Why do I do this to myself? Every single day …
He makes his way over to his hidden closet and pulls out a Superman costume. He sighs and uses his HEAT VISION to iron out the wrinkles in the cape.
Nobody commits crimes this early in the morning…
Why can't I do this, like, in the afternoon? …Yeah, that
would sound good. "Chief, sorry I missed that staff
meeting. I was flying around the city."
He carries the suit with him into the bathroom. There are OS WATER RUNNING AND WHOOSHING NOISES. He comes out a few seconds later, wearing the tights and generally looking much fresher.
Probably just going to end up rescuing cats from the
evil clutches of trees again …
He catches his reflection in a mirror, makes a face, then wipes the toothpaste off his chin.
INT. LOIS' APARTMENT -KITCHEN- 5
Lois is making her tea, still talking on the phone.
Well, I wouldn't call him romantic, exactly … But he's
just so sweet. More earnest than romantic, I guess…
But being earnest is important too! Know what I mean?
EXT. SKY -ABOVE METROPOLIS- 6
Superman FLIES over the city, scanning for trouble and looking quite the hero. His SUPERHEARING focuses in on OS DESPERATE MEOWING. He rolls his eyes.
This sounds like a job for Superman.
INT. LOIS' APARTMENT -KITCHEN- 7
…No, we haven't set a date yet. In fact, there's a lot of
things we need to talk about… No, things are super.
There's just some stuff we need to work out… Well,
for some reason I was thinking of November, but
that's just so soon …
That's not true, we went on a few dates… Yeah, June
really is the perfect month, but somehow the idea of
May appeals to me…Yeah, we have to talk about it. …
So who's this Bruce guy you're seeing?
INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT -BEDROOM- 8
Clark is standing in front of his wardrobe, looking pleased with himself, cordless phone propped on his shoulder. He picks up two ties.
Hmm. Dinosaurs, or eggplants?
INT. KENT FARMHOUSE -KITCHEN- 9
Martha and Jonathan each have a phone.
Oh, we're so happy for you, son.
Clark, this is wonderful— you did tell her that you're
Superman, didn't you?
(said in a sort of "answer this correctly if you want to
be called my son" voice)
INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT -BEDROOM- 10
Clark finishes getting dressed as he talks.
Well, I tried to…
(heard through phone)
But she already knew.
INT. KENT FARMHOUSE -KITCHEN- 11
But how did she …?
INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT -BEDROOM- 12
You know Lois. No one gets to the story before she
INT. LOIS' APARTMENT -LIVING ROOM- 13
Lois is settled comfortably on her couch, sipping her tea and smirking at the women's magazine she's reading, particularly at one of the more lurid articles, "How To Turn Your Man Into A SUPERman." She's not paying any attention to the LNN report on her TV.
CLOSE UP: TV
(in front of prison)
Reporters flocked to Metropolis' Men's Prison this
morning to hear the statement released by Lex Luthor
on the death of his one-time butler and alleged killer
Nigel St. John. We'll be bringing that to you later this
morning. And now, back to the studio.
Thank you, Gloria. It's 8:49. Here's Mark with the
Lois' head jerks up, and she checks her own watch.
She hastily puts her mug down, tosses the magazine on the couch, turns off the TV, and gathers up her things, rushing out of the apartment.
INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT -KITCHEN- 14
Clark's wrapping up his conversation. He glances at his watch.
Ooh! I gotta be at work… Sure, I'll ask her. Thanks…
Yeah, I love you too. Bye.
INT. DAILY PLANET -FIRST FLOOR- 15
Lois and Clark are waiting in front of the elevators. Lois jabs at the button a few times while talking to Clark.
So did we completely miss the boat on this Luthor
thing, or what?
Well, Applegate and Siegel were there covering it …
He gives the button a poke of his own.
Actually, nothing. Luthor didn't have anything new,
or even anything particularly interesting, to say.
It sounds like he just misses getting attention.
Hm. Say, how do you know all this, anyway? You just
The elevator doors open; Lois and Clark get in.
INT. DAILY PLANET -ELEVATOR- 16
Clark waits for the doors to close. He clears his throat.
Well, ya know …
(tugs on his ear)
Lois stares at him for a moment, then shakes her head.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 17
Jimmy is standing up, going through some papers on his desk.
He looks up to see Lois and Clark come in.
Hey, guys! Congratulations!
Everyone looks at the couple and starts applauding. Lois and Clark are a bit confused.
Jimmy, how does everyone—
(doing a decent Perry impression)
This is a *news*room, Lois!
Perry comes out of his office.
Hey, hey. It's about time, you two. Watchin' the two
of you has been like waitin' for Elvis to get his discharge
from the Army.
He shakes Clark's hand then gives Lois a hug.
Perry says Alice told him the news.
Well, let's get back to work. This is a newsroom
Jimmy tries not to crack up at his prescient imitation.
Something funny, son?
No, Chief. In fact, I had an idea I wanted to talk
to you about.
All right, then.
They go into Perry's office. Lois and Clark go to their desks, amused.
So what happened to that article on the museum
Boring. But it's just about done. Any new angles
on the factory explosion?
No, it's pretty straightforward. I—
Clark gets that "superhearing just kicked in" look on his face.
Um, Lois, I have to go—
Buy me some flowers?
He dashes off. Lois watches him, then starts typing. Perry emerges from his office.
Lane! Kent! Get in here!
Lois gets up.
He's checking out a story. What's up?
Well, uh, come on in here.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PERRY'S OFFICE- 18
Perry sits down at his desk. Jimmy is standing in there, looking a little frightened.
Now, Jimmy, why don't you tell her what you just
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 19
Clark strolls in. He sets a bouquet of red roses on Lois' desk.
One of the reporters calls out to him.
Hey, Clark. Perry's looking for you. He's in his office.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PERRY'S OFFICE- 20
Clark walks in.
Clark. What's this story you were checking out?
Lois glances over at him.
Oh, Superman just put out a fire in a building nearby.
Nothing especially newsworthy.
Ah, well, Jimmy here has a theory that I need your
As Perry is talking, Lois quietly sidles up to Clark and wipes some soot off his cheek. He mouths "Thanks" to her.
Well, I was thinkin' …
Lois and Clark look surprised. Jimmy doesn't notice. He holds up a copy of the paper with the article about Mazick killing Nigel on the front (was shown in ATAI).
See, if you look at this picture of Nigel—
Chief, shouldn't we have all of these old papers stored
on computer? I mean, we are fully automated.
Huh. I never thought of that.
Well, anyway, this picture looks a lot like a head shot.
You know, for an actor?
The picture does, indeed, look like a head shot.
And I was thinking about how weird it was hat Nigel,
this great spy, got tricked by someone as dumb as
Mazick. So maybe … Nigel hired an actor who looked
like him and got the actor killed.
So you're saying Nigel found an exact double of himself
just in case Mazick wanted to poison him.
Why not? You, Superman, and the Invisible Man
That's true …
Have you gotten the autopsy report, Jimmy? Compared
that with what we know of Nigel?
No, it hasn't come in yet. But—
Well now, stranger things have happened, but I
wanted you two to find out from Superman whether
it's at all likely. Wasn't he there when Nigel died?
I think Superman might have rushed off before he
found out all the facts.
He was probably concerned about getting you unfrozen.
I bet you're right, Lois. He seems to do that a lot,
I'll talk to him about it.
Lois? Do you remember anything about it?
I was frozen, Perry. I didn't really notice whether it
seemed like the real Nigel.
Okay. Well, Jimmy, if you can find out anything to
back this up, you can work on it. But it's pretty flimsy.
So what's this about a lens cap? Ah, Lois, Clark, thanks.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- CONTINUOUS 21
What did he mean, "he seems to do that a lot"?
(after a small pause)
Sometimes Superman seems to rush into things
without really thinking them through. Not that I
should be talking, I do the same thing and Superman
has to rescue me, but when he does it—
Clark valiantly tries to keep up. Lois takes a deep breath and smiles.
Well, remember that time he set off a nuclear bomb
because he was sure he would be able to disarm it?
He ended up using it to make a field goal.
… You're right. I've never really thought about it. I
he just feels so invulnerable in the suit that he never
considers the consequences of using his powers.
(touching his cheek)
He seems to do all right.
She sits down at her desk and starts typing again. Clark acts like he's working on something at his desk too, but he's really just watching her. Lois rummages around for some notes and sees the roses. She smiles and plays with them a little, then catches Clark staring. They grin at each other. Their fellow workers wink and nudge each other.
INT. DARK ROOM 22
A figure stoops down next to a broken grate (as seen in ATAI) and puts something in his jacket pocket. He pulls out a cellular phone. When he speaks, it is obvious that he is Nigel.
Mr. Church? … The kryptonite has been obtained. ..
Yes, green this time. Righto.
He folds up the phone and puts it in his jacket. He stands up, satisfied. There is, of course, OMINOUS MUSIC in the background.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 23
Lois and Clark are sharing lunch at his desk. Clark is typing something while Lois is looking at some papers. Jimmy is scuttling about in the background, desperately trying to look competent.
(pointing to the screen)
Oh, right there, you should change that. Here.
Clark looks at the paper she hands him.
Oh, right. Thanks. Hey, Lois, do you
want to have dinner with my parents tonight?
They'd really like to see you.
What, in Smallville? I'm going to have to get used to
this … Yeah, I'd love to.
Um, Lois? CK?
What is it, Jimmy?
Are you really busy this afternoon? Cos I was
wondering if you could check out this thing with the
You can't do it, Jimmy?
No, Perry has me covering a, um, well, a dog show.
Lois looks down and covers her mouth with her hand.
Well, we know that guy— who was he, Sammy?—
who had a look-alike agency. We could ask him if
he knows anybody.
Yeah. We can check with Bobby Bigmouth too. We'll
get to it after lunch, okay?
Aw, thanks you, guys. I just want Perry to take me
seriously, ya know?
Of course you do.
Jimmy heads off.
You don't really think there's something to this, do you?
In the background, Jimmy spills a box of pencils onto the floor.
Lois just looks at Clark and raises her eyebrows.
INT. INTERGANG LAIR 24
This is the room last seen in "Individual Responsibility", complete with the large "INTERGANG" map on the wall. Bill Church, Jr is pouring drinks. The kryptonite chunk from ATAI is sitting on a table.
Church lights one for himself. He uses it to wave at Nigel's lapel.
Nigel glances down at the fairly extravagant flower.
Yes … odorless, though.
(indicating the map)
My guys did a nice job redecorating this place once
the cops went through it, eh?
So. To a new partnership.
INT. SAMMY'S OFFICE 25
This is the same office that was in "That Old Gang of Mine."
Hey folks. From the Daily Planet, right?
They sit down. Sammy looks hard at Clark.
Tell me, are you interested in show business? I had to let Barry go a while back, and I really think you could fill in for him.
Oh yeah, my Superman look-alike. You're perfect for
Clark looks dutifully flattered and taken aback.
Me? Go on …
You know, Clark, I think he might be right. Same
coloring, that cute determined jaw …
Clark glares at her briefly.
And look! You'd expect lasers to shoot out of his
eyes when he does that!
I think Superman's a lot taller than I am.
Hey, doesn't matter, you can't really tell in the pictures
anyway. Look, here's my card.
Well, thanks, I'll keep this in mind.
So what can I do for you?
We were wondering if you know anyone who
specializes in finding look-alikes for non-celebrities.
Is there anyone who does that?
Hmm. I don't know of any agencies that do that kind
of thing, but if you have enough resources, it
wouldn't be that hard to find someone who looks like
you. Also, using makeup, imitating mannerisms, and
so on, can do a lot. Heck, I even remember a guy
who doubled for Lex Luthor a couple years back, and
they didn't look anything like each other. I wonder
what happened to him…
We think that an actor may have been hired to
impersonate this man.
He takes out a picture of Nigel.
Hey, that's the spy who was killed by that jewelry
Yes, Nigel St. John. But it's been suggested that the
man who was killed wasn't really Nigel, but a look-alike.
Kind of brings a new meaning to the term "dead ringer",
Well, if this guy— (indicating the picture) really is an
actor, I know some people who would be able to
recognize him. I'll check with them.
Lois and Clark stand up.
Thank you, we appreciate it.
EXT. OFFICE BUILDING 26
Cute determined jaw?
It is cute. Besides, don't you think it was funny?
No, not at all.
Just a little?
(struggling not to laugh)
I guess you left your sense of humor in your other tights.
A window in the building opens, and Sammy calls down to them.
Ms. Lane! Don't forget that I've still got an opening for the
Lois suddenly stops walking.
Clark falls apart. Lois, trying to retain her dignity, hails a cab.
(opening the taxi door)
Get in, flyboy.
INT. INTERGANG LAIR 27
Nigel is in the room, just being his villainous self. Bill Church, Jr enters.
Hey, Nigel. Now, I appreciate your bringing the
kryptonite. But I think the time has come for a real
planner to take charge.
Nigel regards him coldly. Oblivious, Church picks up the kryptonite and keeps talking.
CHURCH, JR (CON'D)
The first thing we have to do is kidnap Lois Lane.
That always gets Superman's attention. Then we just
hide some kryptonite in the room with Ms. Lane, and—
Well, if you're bored with kidnapping, we can always
involve Lois in a nice, staged disaster. We've got a lot
of very talented bombers in the Intergang family—
Billy puts down the kryptonite.
No? Why not?
Superman may fly around in Spandex, but he is not
an imbecile. The "save Lois Lane, dodge the
kryptonite, and put the bad guys in prison" routine
has probably become part of his weekly schedule.
How long were you in jail?
You have a point.
He has other weaknesses we can exploit.
Oh? And what might they be?
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 28
Jimmy is tagging after Lois with wide, eager eyes.
Did you get that autopsy report yet, Jimmy?
No, I'm still waiting for it.
(honestly trying to be concerned)
Do you know what the delay is?
They said it wasn't a very high priority.
Jimmy, listen. Unless that report shows something
unusual, you don't have anything to base this on.
Yeah, you're right.
So what'd Sammy say?!
He said he's going to check with some people he
Among other things.
Lois lovingly elbows him in the ribs.
Okay. Thanks, you guys. Really.
No problem, Jimmy.
Also… You, um, said that you might be able to ask
Bobby Bigmouth about it?
He cringes in anticipation of the answer.
Oh. Right. Well, we were going to talk to him about
that network conspiracy story, but Perry threw it out…
I suppose we could see him about this instead.
He trots off to pester other photographers. Clark looks at Lois, surprised. She shrugs.
It's a slow news day.
INT. STABLES 29
Bill Church, Jr is talking to and brushing his horse (Halley).
Well, Halley, I don't think things have ever looked
better for Intergang. We've got kryptonite. And
we've finally got someone competent helping me out
with the management.
Halley becomes skittish.
CHURCH, JR (CON'D)
Whoa, girl. Whoa.
Halley calms down.
CHURCH, JR (CON'D)
Nigel's good at what he does. And he's really smart.
He knows better than to try to doublecross someone
INT. INTERGANG LAIR 30
Nigel is sitting at Billy's desk, working at his computer. The room is dark except for the glow from the Intergang map and the computer screen. A flunky is waiting in the shadows.
This is ideal. Intergang real estate businesses have
been anxious to buy this property on Hobbs Bay.
But prices have been too high for Intergang to
purchase. And what does a savvy Intergang
businessman use to drive down prices?
Exactly. And there are many bombers in the
"Intergang family." In fact, some of them have a…
certain style. Something that rather declares them as
belonging to the family. If one of their bombs were
to go off, it would be hard to think that Intergang
I, er, did have an idea, though.
Okay. Intergang owns MultiWorld Communications,
which was interested in buying the Daily Planet. The
Planet is also known for printing insulting stories
about Intergang and the Churches. That's a motive.
Nigel considers the thought.
If something has to be blown up, I'd nominate the
Planet instead of this Hobbs Bay thing.
No. It's too risky. Superman is rather … close to the
people and the goings-on at the Planet. He might
catch wind of the bomb and stop it before anything
happens, rendering the plan less effective.
Well, maybe, but it's not like the guy *works* there
Nigel gives him the withering Look of Death, as only he can.
I just thought that maybe the extra publicity from an
explosion at a major newspaper that does have
connections with Superman would bring more
attention to Intergang. Maybe make everyone a little
more eager to catch them—
We'll do it my way.
Nigel prints out a piece of paper, which he hands to the flunky.
Contact the name at the bottom. Tell him that Bill
Church, Jr wants three good, Intergang-quality
bombs set up at these locations, and quickly.
He leaves the room.
EXT. STREET 31
Lois and Clark are walking back to the Planet, the former attracting some attention from passersby as she seethes.
Arrgh! I don't believe Bobby stood us up! Again!
It's just so inconsiderate…
Well, the guy is a professional snitch, Lois. They're not the most reliable of people.
Yes. But you would think he'd have learned his
lesson after what happened to him *last* time—
Yeah, you really would.
At least he's not one of these sources who demands lots of money, but still…
Lois, we *are* living in a material world.
Lois glares at him, then goes back to ranting. By now, they're very close to the Planet.
And that Jimmy kid! He's the one who's been
sending us on a wild goose chase all day.
Aw, he's trying…
He's a trial, all right.
Besides, we got to "share" Bobby's chocolate gelatto.
How was it, by the way?
Pretty darned good. I—
EXT. DAILY PLANET 32
They're interrupted when Jimmy comes barreling out of the revolving doors.
Guys! There you are! Perry says he wants us down
at the Hobbs Bay warehouses. There's a bomb threat
Clark looks around, loosening his tie, trying to figure out how he should change into Superman. Lois hails a cab.
(checking through his bag)
Oops. Ha ha, I kinda forgot my film. I'll meet you
guys there, okay?
Jimmy runs back through the doors in the Planet. Clark opens the cab door for Lois, resting his hand of top of it. Lois puts her hand on top of his.
Clark nods, then dashes off, ripping open his shirt. Lois gets in the taxi and it drives away.
EXT. HOBBS BAY WAREHOUSES 33
Jimmy gets out of a taxi. Lois is interviewing people who were evacuated from the warehouses. SUPERMAN IS FLYING IN AND OUT OF CORDONED-OFF BUILDINGS. As Jimmy starts to snap pictures, one of the buildings EXPLODES.
SUPERMAN USES HIS SUPERBREATH TO PUT OUT THE FIRE. Reporters across the street start clamoring as Superman approaches.
Superman! Can you tell us what happened?
There were three bombs set to go off in these
warehouses. We were able to evacuate everyone and
defuse two of the bombs, but we ran out of time for
METROPOLIS STAR REPORTER
Was anyone injured?
I believe that two officers suffered minor injuries
from the debris…
Can you tell us—
I'm sorry, I have to go check whether the fire
department needs any more help.
Superman FLIES back over to the smoking warehouse. Lois takes notes; Superman soon SWOOPS down to talk with her.
Everything under control?
Yeah, I think the city can take care of it from here.
They both notice Jimmy, who is obviously eavesdropping.
So, Superman… I suppose you heard that Clark and
I are engaged?
He kisses her on the cheek.
Do you think you'll be able to make it to the
Ah… I certainly hope so…
(recovers, folds his arms across his chest, and affects
a deep voice)
But, you know, a superhero can never tell where he'll
have to be at a moment's notice.
Of course. We understand.
They both glance over at Jimmy, who clears his throat and turns towards the warehouses, hastily snapping pictures.
Superman walks with Lois a little further from earshot and lowers his voice.
I gotta go take care of this suit at my apartment…
All right. How about I phone this in and meet you
Sounds good. Oh! Hang on, I was supposed to be
here, wasn't I?
Back in a flash.
Superman FLIES OFF into one of the buildings; Clark jogs up from the other direction and hands Jimmy some notes.
Hey, Jimmy, will you take these back to the Planet?
Lois and I have some more investigating we want to
Sure thing, CK.
(looking up from her phone)
I'll catch up with you in a few, Clark. Superman says
Okay. Seeya, Jimmy.
Superman FLIES OUT OF THE BUILDING AND ACROSS THE SKY.
INT. PRISON -REC ROOM- 34
There are some tables and chairs set up in the mostly isolated room. A TV, bolted to a high corner, is showing the LNN report on the bomb. A few prisoners are playing cards; Lex Luthor is watching the TV.
Hey, Luthor! Can I shine your head for a quarter?
Luthor simply sneers at the TV; he's watching Superman answer reporters' questions. As the segment ends, he notices that a man is standing near him. It's Rollie Vale, his robotic limb from "The Phoenix" replaced with a wooden prosthesis.
Mr. Vale. I thought you'd been killed.
No, your psycho butler just wounded me.
What brings you here?
I got transferred to this wing after the guards and I
had a little disagreement about the right to bear arms.
Luthor grimaces, then gestures at a chair.
Please, won't you sit down?
I had a little information about Intergang that I
thought you mind find interesting.
And what do you know about Intergang? You're a
former research scientist.
B.C. Jr and I go way back.
INT. CLARK'S APARTMENT -KITCHEN/ LIVING ROOM 35
Superman is sitting in his suit, minus the boots and cape, at the kitchen table. He's polishing the boots; Lois is standing at the sink, dabbing at a corner of the cape.
So, Clark. How did you learn to defuse bombs,
(not looking up from his boots)
Trial and error.
Lois openly gapes at him.
At first, I'd just fly the bomb to some place without
any people and let it go off there, or I'd smother it
with my body.
Or you'd eat it.
Yeah… but it didn't take me too long to get to know
the guys on the Metropolis Bomb Squad, and they
taught me a bunch.
So my little mild-mannered reporter has bomb squad
(reaching for a cleaner polishing rag)
Well, they don't know *me*. But, yeah, they've
invited Superman to a few poker games.
Lois looks interested at his wording, but she doesn't say anything. Superman puts down the boot and pads into the living room for his shirt. Lois keeps working on the cape, but turns around to admire the view.
Oh, I was just wondering something.
Superman has picked up Clark's shirt from the couch and holds it in front of himself.
Whose brilliant idea was it to put underwear on the
outside of the uniform? What is the point of that?
Superman picks up needle, thread, and buttons from the table by the couch and walks over to the sink.
Loissss. You know my mom made this suit for me.
Clark, I love your mom. But she thinks welding a
triangle is art.
Superman laughs silently and drops the buttons on the floor.
He brings them up to hand-level with his SUPERBREATH and catches them. He starts to sew them back on to the shirt.
That's a neat trick.
Well, I hope you don't think I'd actually bend over in
Really, what are those? Jockeys? Briefs?
Why don't we just drop it?
I, uh, meant the subject. Drop the subject.
(holding up the cape)
Say, this looks pretty good, huh?
Superman puts down the shirt and looks over the cape.
Hey, yeah! Thanks.
He reaches for it, but Lois vampishly pulls it around her body and slinks over to the living room. Superman leans back against the counter and watches her. He smiles when Lois stops by the couch.
Strike a pose.
Lois flops backwards onto the couch.
You're never going to let that go, are you?
Superman walks over and plucks the cape from her, wrapping it around his waist, towel-fashion. He settles down next to her.
Sure I will. Like, when our kids are in college.
(after a small pause)
Clark, do you think we'll even be able to have kids?
I'm… I don't know. My… birth father said that he
and his wife— my mother— had searched the known
universe for a planet that was biologically and
physically compatible with Krypton. But I guess they
couldn't know for sure either.
But didn't you grow up in Smallville? How do you
They sent me here as a baby, when they realized that
Krypton was going to explode. I learned all this
pretty recently, from the globe I found when we were
investigating Bureau 39.
Globe? …I guess that would be the one I thought
you stole from Superman.
Yeah. My father somehow programmed it to tell me
about Krypton and why they sent me to Earth.
God, no wonder you were upset when it was missing…
wait. Did I refer to you as two people a minute ago?
Superman seems relieved that the mood has been lightened.
It's habit-forming, isn't it?
I can think of several other habits that I'd rather get
She takes his face in her hands and kisses him gently. He smiles at her, then kisses her more passionately.
Physical and biological compatibility, huh?
Superman makes it hard for her to keep talking. As they move about on the couch, Lois loosens the cape and it falls to the floor. Things have gotten as hot as this time slot gets when the phone RINGS. Lois starts a little; Superman doesn't even notice it.
Your superhearing didn't pick that up?
He covers her mouth again. The phone keeps RINGING.
When it continues to ring, he groans and picks up the phone.
Hello? …yeah, this is Clark Kent… Well, I usually
don't have any problems contacting Superman.
What's it about?
Lois starts fidgeting: she wants to know too.
(mouthing the words)
What's he saying?
Superman wordlessly hands her the cordless phone from the table. She holds it up to her ear, then starts pushing buttons and shaking it.
… Okay… Yeah, all right…
(quietly to Lois)
Would you hold still?
Sure, I'll give him your regards… Okay, bye.
He hangs up the phone. Lois hands him the cordless.
Your phone doesn't work
He takes some batteries out of the end-table drawer and replaces the phone's dead ones. As Lois speaks, Superman gets up, putting the partially polished boots in the closet and taking out new ones.
So what was that?
Superman hops about, FLOATING FOR A FEW SECONDS, trying to get the boots on.
Joe, of the Metropolis Bomb Squad. They found
some new information.
His boots finally on, Superman steps in front of Lois and picks up his cape. He looks her in the eye.
He wants to debrief me.
Lois maintains her composure admirably.
All right, have fun, dear.
She gives him a quick peck on the cheek. Superman fiddles with his cape, putting it on.
I'll meet you back at the Planet. I'm not sure how
long this will take.
Okay. Try to dig up some good stuff, will you?
Yeah, I know.
Lois adjusts his cape one last time. He smiles at her, then leaves through the back door off the kitchen. Through the kitchen window, Lois sees him FLY past.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 36
Things are hectic; people are moving into the conference room for a meeting. Jimmy is hurriedly moving around the room, anxious to be helpful.
Jimmy stops suddenly and dashes up to Perry.
I hope you finished that article on the dog show.
Um, yeah. I just gotta… uh…
Jimmy backs off to his desk.
Okay, people! Let's get this show on the road.
INT. DAILY PLANET -CONFERENCE ROOM- CONTINUOUS 37
Most of the reporters are already seated. Perry comes in along with a few stragglers.
Lois. I believe you and Clark were there when the
bomb went off.
Clark hurries in and quickly sits down next to Lois.
I was just talking with some guys in the bomb squad.
From the preliminary investigation, this looks like the
same kind of bomb that was used in the attempt at
the courthouse and the explosions at the Lex-Mart
Those were all allegedly done by Intergang.
This is great, Clark. Now, why would Intergang want
to blow up a bunch of warehouses on Hobbs Bay?
Credential Realty has been wanting to buy that
property for a long time. Credential also has a lot of
the same stockholders that Costmart does.
We've been gathering evidence showing that
Credential is really an Intergang-run business. If
we're right, then it would be pretty consistent for
them to use bombs to make the property cheaper.
By now, Jimmy has wandered in.
But doesn't that seem kind of… obvious? Why
wouldn't they just go with sabotage or something?
He is met with stares.
Gangsters aren't exactly known for their subtlety,
Sit down, Jimmy. Thank you for that insight, Lois.
Now, Bob and Carl. I need you to fill in Lois and
Clark on this Credential puppy so they can work on
the lead story about the bomb. I want you two to
keep investigating so you can do a follow-up.
Sure thing, Chief.
Ellen, I want you to hold off on that health care piece
and write an analysis of the national rise in bombing
incidents. Maybe you could tie it in with the pending
legislature on weapons control.
All right, you guys, get to work.
Lois, Clark, Bob, Carl, and Ellen rise and leave the conference room. Perry continues to discuss articles with other reporters.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 38
Lois walks up to Perry.
Would it be okay if Clark and I took off a bit early
today? We have dinner plans.
Well, ah, where's my article?
I think Clark's putting the finishing touches on it now.
(looking at his watch)
Whoo, you two are good.
Clark walks up to the two.
So you're just about finished with it, Kent?
Oh. Um, yeah. Almost done.
(quietly, to Lois)
I need all of your notes.
(from across the newsroom)
Hey, Perry, will you come look at this?
Yeah, be right there. Excuse me, you two.
Lois gets her notebook from her desk and hands it to Clark, then walks over to the soda machine. Clark sits down in front of his blank monitor, then FLIPS THROUGH THE NOTES AND TYPES AT SUPERSPEED, filling the screen. He leans back, satisfied.
INT. DAILY PLANET -LANDING- 39
Lois kicks at the soda machine. Clark comes up behind her and flicks it with his finger. The soda can falls into the dispenser and Lois picks it up.
Thanks. You finished?
Yep. I liked that quote you got from the dockworker.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- CONTINUOUS 40
(calling up to them)
Lois, Clark, great job. I'll see you guys tomorrow.
INT. DAILY PLANET -LANDING- 41
Thanks, Perry. Good night.
Lois and Clark turn towards the elevators.
You ready to fly?
EXT. SKY -ABOVE KENT FARMHOUSE 42
Lois and Clark have both changed into more casual clothes.
CLARK IS HOLDING HER AS THEY FLY DOWN TO THE FARM. Lois is nuzzling his neck; Clark doesn't seem to mind too much.
Mmm, Lois … Lois, uh, I'm not going to be able to
land if you keep doing that.
Lois giggles and looks up.
Ah, the …
He bends his head and kisses her. Lois tightens her arms around his neck. By now, CLARK IS SWOOPING DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO THE GROUND. In fact, he's a couple of feet short of smashing into it. Clark looks up for a moment, and blinks a few times.
EXT. KENT FARMHOUSE 43
HE SLOWS DRAMATICALLY AND LANDS CLUMSILY BUT GENTLY. Lois stumbles a little, and Clark takes her arm to keep her from falling.
I guess we're going to have to practice that.
Clark grins and brings her closer. They walk together toward the farmhouse. Martha and Jonathan come out with enthusiastic hi's and hugs.
INT. KENT FARMHOUSE -DINING ROOM 44
Everyone is sitting at the table, passing around food.
So did you guys have a good day?
I suppose. It was really busy.
We saw you on the news because of that bomb. Did
you and Lois have to cover it?
Yeah, and it looks like Intergang's behind it. It's
always harder to write an article like that, because you
have to be so careful separating the proven facts from
what we think is the truth.
Yep. So that took a while. And then Jimmy had us
running around after this crazy theory of his all
Oh no, I was trying to forget that.
Yeah, but at least when he's working on that, it keeps
him from spying on us for Perry. It's nice to have a
So what was this theory?
He's convinced that Nigel St. John was never really
poisoned, and that he's alive somewhere in
But there isn't anything to back it up?
We couldn't find anything to even hint that Jimmy
was partially right.
Martha and Jonathan are visibly relieved.
Clark and especially Lois look confused at Martha's seriousness.
The idea of it is really scary.
I hadn't thought about it, but you're right. I mean, he
knew that I'm Superman.
And just the fact that he hasn't tried to take advantage
of that implies that he really is dead.
Back up a minute. How did he know that you're
Yeah, son, you never quite explained that to us.
Well, it's a long story. And it really doesn't make
much sense. Apparently, he found out from Mazick,
who found out from some diary that was written a
hundred and thirty years ago.
You're right, that doesn't make sense.
Anyway, that's what I gathered from what Mazick
Did anyone ever destroy the kryptonite that Mazick
used on you?
No, with everything else going on, I'd kind of
forgotten about it.
Clark, you've got to be more careful than that.
I know. I guess Lois and I can look into it tomorrow.
But you're sure that there isn't anything to this theory,
Dad… this is Jimmy we're talking about.
INT. INTERGANG LAIR 45
Nigel is standing in front of the Intergang map. Bill Church, Jr is reading the latest edition of the Daily Planet, which has Lois and Clark's article prominently featured.
What is this?! They practically accuse me of setting
off that bomb!
I'm going to get the lawyers on this right away. No
one can get away with this, especially—
The phone RINGS. Nigel picks it up.
Intergang Organizations, here to meet your
laundering, loan sharking, and racketeering needs.
Nigel listens for a moment, then hands the phone to Church, Jr.
It's your father.
Hey, Dad. How's the old ticker? … Wait, don't
blame your blood pressure on me. Just because the
Daily Planet runs some cockamamie story… Dad,
Dad. First of all, I didn't do it… I know…
Switzerland?! Are you insane? Dad, I can't just fly
out there and lay low until this "blows over." I have
things I need to do. … Yeah… All right… Okay,
I'll meet you there when my flight arrives. Bye.
Change in plans?
Yeah. I need to go pack. Now, I can leave you to
look after things?
Bill Church, Jr hurries out of the room. Nigel remains and smiles to himself.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 46
Clark walks in. He sees Lois sitting at her desk and smiles at her, intending to walk over to her. Instead, he bumps into Jimmy.
Morning, Jimmy. Everything all right?
Yeah. Well, I guess. The autopsy report just came in.
It shows that the guy who was killed is unequivocally
Nigel St. John.
That's too bad, Jimmy.
It's so weird. Just last night, your friend Sammy
called, sure that he was on to something big.
Well, these things happen…
So how are you and Lois doing? Perry says you had
big dinner plans last night…
Clark rolls his eyes.
You know what, Jimmy? You should check out this
thing with Sammy. At least find out what he has to
say. After all, doctors can make mistakes.
You think so, CK?
I really do.
Clark shakes his head and walks over to Lois' desk.
INT. PRISON -REC ROOM- 47
Luthor makes his way in. The Vocal Prisoner, now silent and sporting a neck brace and a black eye, quickly moves out of his way and leaves the room. Luthor sits down; Rollie Vale approaches him.
Luthor. Listen. Because of this bomb thing, Bill
Church, Jr is supposedly leaving town.
Luthor just glances at him.
You don't want to do anything about this? Who do
you think is going to be left in charge?
You don't care?
Well, Mr. Vale, it's an interesting bit of trivia.
Rollie looks at him disgustedly and leaves the room.
He pulls blueprints of the prison out of his uniform and spreads them out on the table, studying them.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 48
Jimmy walks up to Lois' desk.
Hey, Lois. So how's everything going? (looking at
the vase on her desk) Those are really pretty roses.
Thanks, Jimmy. Weren't you going to investigate that
thing with Sammy?
I was planning to, but Perry said I should wait here so
I can take this really important phone call that he's
expecting. In a few hours.
Oh. Well, you know what, Jimmy? Sammy's office
is really close to this place I want to take Clark for
lunch. We could stop by there to find out what
Sammy wanted to tell you.
But if I'm going to have time to do that, I need it to be
very quiet so I can finish this.
He tiptoes off.
EXT. OFFICE BUILDING 49
Lois and Clark are walking to Sammy's office.
You know, I thought the point of this little exercise
was to keep *Jimmy* busy.
Oh, don't be a fussbudget. This'll only take a few
INT. OFFICE BUILDING -HALLWAY- 50
Sammy's secretary comes bustling out of his office.
Barry! I thought you got a new agent. When did you
get rid of your contacts?
Um… I'm not Barry.
I'm Lois Lane and this is Clark Kent. We're from the
Daily Planet. Sammy said that he might have some
information for us.
Well, I wouldn't know anything about that. I think he
mentioned something about it, but…
Do you know when he'll be back?
He won't be. He called me late last night and told me
he was moving to the Caribbean.
Just like that?
I know, I don't understand it either.
(indicating the shabby surroundings)
Who would want to leave all this for a tropical
But you don't know if there was anything he wanted
to give us.
Well, you're free to look around…
INT. SAMMY'S OFFICE CONTINUOUS 51
They walk in. Files and papers are stacked on the desk, floor, and cabinets.
This is all Sammy's stuff?
Yeah. You guys can take whatever you want; I'm just
supposed to throw it out anyway. Makes my job
(gestures to the hallway)
I'll be out there.
She leaves. Lois and Clark look at all the stuff stacked around the room, then look at each other and shrug.
EXT. STREET 52
Lois and Clark both carry two gigantic bags as they walk back to the Planet.
Man, I hope this Barry guy never needs a patsy for
I just think it's funny that you're getting confused
with him, while most of us never noticed your
resemblance to Superman. I mean, taking off your
glasses isn't much of a disguise.
It makes a big difference! When I had amnesia, *I*
couldn't figure out I was Superman.
Well, look at this.
He reaches into his bag and pulls out a picture of GROUCHO MARX and a picture of CLARK GABLE, holding them up next to each other.
See, one's wearing glasses, the other one has
his hair slicked back, and they look completely
They both stop walking as they notice a mugging in progress in an alleyway. Three thugs are beating up on a guy.
I'll be right back.
He puts down his bags and DISAPPEARS AT SUPERSPEED.
EXT. ALLEY 53
Superman SWOOPS into the alley. Lois hurries up to see what's going on.
Don't you boys know that three's a crowd?
Superman does his little swagger over to the thugs and PICKS ONE UP IN EACH HAND. As he does so, his arm brushes against the third thug, knocking him off-balance and pushing him towards Lois.
Now that's not quite fair, is it?
The third thug tries to run off, but Lois is blocking the way.
He pulls out a knife and holds it up, trying to force Lois to move out of his way. Lois uses a martial arts move to kick the knife out of his hand. It's quite a spectacle, considering the brevity of her skirt. Superman, still holding the two thugs, turns his head and sees what happened. He TIES UP THE TWO THUGS AT SUPERSPEED using rubbish from the alley. He RUSHES TO THE THIRD THUG AND TIES HIM UP too.
Are you all right?
Superman walks back over to the mugging victim. Lois pulls her phone out of her shoulder bag and calls the police.
Yeah. Thanks, Superman. You too, ma'am.
The three stand around, Lois getting more and more impatient, while a couple of cops amble over from the donut shop across the street.
What's all this, then?
These three guys tried to rob this gentleman.
You a witness?
Yeah. I was on my way back to work, actually,
when it happened…
(to mugging victim)
Okay, sir, if you'd come with us to the station so we
can get your statement…
Lois looks at her watch.
Hey, guys, I can see you're really busy. Here's my
card, you can call me when you need a statement.
She hands her card to Cop #2. He glances at it.
All right. Ummm…
(looks at Superman)
Superman pats his suit up and down as if looking for pockets.
I don't seem to have my card with me…No… no…
It's not here.
I'll let him know when you want to talk with him.
I'll see you guys soon, I guess.
Lois walks out of the alley and proceeds down the street.
Superman FLIES OFF.
I got her phone number.
Shut up, Johnson.
He squats down next to the two thugs tied together. He struggles to untie them so he can put handcuffs on them.
COP #1 (CON'D)
What the heck kind of knots did he use?
EXT. STREET 54
Clark jogs up to catch up with Lois and they continue to walk.
Hey. What just happened back there?
(gesturing back to alley)
stopped a mugging. Y'know, fighting for truth,
What is it?
How do I say this. I know that just yesterday we
were talking about how you don't want to use your
powers recklessly, that it can lead to problems.
But, Clark, at the same time, you don't want to
recklessly fail to use your powers.
Clark blinks a few times.
I don't get it.
Clark, you had the ability to tie up those crooks when
you first saw what was happening. Instead, you wait
and do this macho, guy thing…
That was not a macho, guy thing.
No. No, it wasn't. I was sizing up the situation.
I see. But do you understand what I'm saying?
They're close to the Daily Planet building by now.
I mean, as much as I enjoy showing off my martial
And as much as *I* enjoy *watching* you show
off your martial arts skills…
Lois self-consciously smoothes her skirt.
Oh, thanks, Kent. Seriously, Clark, while you were
standing there talking to them, anything could have
happened. You'll never be able to tell how dangerous
a criminal will be. If they'd pulled out guns, or
wanted to take someone hostage…it could have
really gotten out of control.
I guess. But, you know, you could be a little more
Geez, Lois, you talk about me rushing into situations.
What makes you think you have to get entangled in
every life-threatening predicament you come across?
EXT. DAILY PLANET BUILDING 55
Lois and Clark face each other underneath the Daily Planet globe.
So you're saying I should have just waited on the
sidewalk, while you took care of things? You'd make
sure everything turned out all right, protect me from
having to worry about breaking a nail?
Lois, I know you can take care of yourself. But my
point is, if something goes wrong, *I* can't get hurt.
And being invulnerable is an excuse for not thinking?
Even though Lois' voice is low, Clark looks around.
Do you think we could continue this later? For
example, in a place where we won't be surrounded by
(a little pissed)
Count on it.
They both walk into the Planet.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- 56
Lois walks up to Jimmy's desk, Clark trailing behind her a bit.
Hi, Jimmy. Sammy moved to the Caribbean last
night, but there might be something for you in here.
She unloads stack after stack of papers onto his desk.
Oh. Thanks, Lois.
She walks off while Jimmy stares at the mound on his desk.
Here, these are for you.
He unloads a similar pile, then goes off to talk with Lois and Perry. Jimmy pokes at one of the stacks, wondering where to begin. A few moments later, Clark passes by again.
You headin' out again, CK?
Yeah, I thought I'd go take a walk or something.
Perry doesn't have anything for me.
CK… what's it like… outside?
Clark, thinking that Jimmy is joking, laughs and pats his shoulder.
EXT. STREET 57
Clark walks along, looking for a convenient place to change into Superman. He passes the alley where the mugging was, but doesn't notice what's going on in it.
EXT. ALLEY 58
The two cops are still hunkered down next to the thugs, the mugging victim looking on with interest.
Oh, for God's sake!
I'll go look for some scissors.
EXT. STREET 59
Clark ducks behind a post. SUPERMAN FLIES OFF.
INT. KENT FARMHOUSE -KITCHEN- 60
Clark walks in.
Clark! What brings you here?
You got fired, didn't you. I warned you that Perry wouldn't put up with your constant disappearances.
No. I just didn't have anything to do at the Planet,
and I thought Dad might want some help putting up
that fence before you guys leave for Rome.
Nothing to do at the Planet? That's a change.
Yeah, Perry's been taking it easy on us for the past
couple of days.
He's been really anxious for you and Lois to get
together, hasn't he?
I think his words were "itchin' like a bear on a fuzzy
tree." I figured I'd take advantage of it, but Lois said
she'd go insane if she didn't start getting some work
Did you find out anything about the kryptonite, son?
Oh yeah, Lois said she'd check it out. I wanted to go
with her, but we decided I should stay away.
That's a good idea.
So do you feel like tacking the fence, Dad?
EXT. FIELD 61
Jonathan and Clark approach a partially built fence and start to work.
Everything going okay with Lois, son?
Well… it's all right. The Superman stuff is pretty
confusing. I mean, she's already criticizing
Superman, telling me what I should do differently
and how I ought to fight crime and stuff. It's like
No… what's she's saying makes sense. But she
doesn't know what it's like to be Superman or what I
have to go through.
Do you think that might partly explain why she's
criticizing you? She has a lot to get used to. Have
you two had a discussion about how Superman will
affect you both?
Kind of… no, not really.
Clark, you have to let her know what's going on.
You've never been a good liar…
Yeah, those interrogations about X-ray vision when I
was a teenager were brutal.
… but at the same time, it's hard to tell what you're
feeling. You need to talk with her.
Yeah. It's so great that she finally knows, and I want
to tell her everything about me. But it's really hard
too. I'm so used to keeping it a secret. I don't even
know where to begin.
Then tell her that too. Believe me, Clark, you don't
want to force her to guess your feelings, and you
don't want to be in the dark about her feelings.
This, ah, sounds like it comes from bitter experience,
Do I even want to know—
Laugh while you still can, son.
THUNDER sounds overhead; it starts to RAIN.
We should go in.
Clark FINISHES BUILDING THE FENCE AT
SUPERSPEED. He and Jonathan hurry back to the house.
EXT. KENT FARMHOUSE -PORCH 62
Clark and Jonathan are drenched; Martha comes out and hands them towels.
Thanks, Mom. I should probably head back to
Okay. You want to take some pie before you go?
Oh, no thanks. Lois and I are still finishing off the
cake her uncle Mike made us. I'll call you later.
Promise you'll avoid the lightning.
I promise. Bye.
SUPERMAN FLIES OFF.
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT 63
Jimmy is talking to Perry.
I thought it was pretty weird that Sammy would give
up his job and move to the Caribbean in the middle
of the night, so I called his sister. She had a no idea
where he went, but she said that he sunburns easily
and hates going to the beach.
Huh. So you think he really did find out about Nigel
and then something happened to him.
Well, I went through all of that stuff, and I found this.
(holds up an old theater program)
Justin Fluke was a small-time actor, best known for
his portrayal of Polonius in a 1987 production here in
Metropolis. And here, look at his picture.
(holding it up to the picture of Nigel in the
I-*dent*ical! But what about the autopsy report?
I looked into that too. It turns out that the doctor
who was in charge of it, Edgar Maroon, is the brother
of Bill Church, Sr's cardiologist. And even for a
doctor, it looks like Dr. Maroon makes an awful lot of
money. So I'm guessing that Nigel has hooked up
Well, Jimmy, this is a terrific job of investigation.
Aw, thanks, Chief.
INT. DAILY PLANET -LANDING- 64
Lois comes out the elevator, looking worried. Clark comes up behind her from the stairs.
Lois, we have to talk.
I know. We do; we will.
I want to say—
But not right now.
Clark, the kryptonite wasn't there.
You're sure? No one else knew where it was.
I looked for it…
INT. DAILY PLANET -PIT- CONTINUOUS 65
Lois and Clark walk down the stairs.
What do you think we should do?
Lois! Clark! Come over here.
Guess what, guys! I found out that the autopsy
report was forged and who the Nigel look-alike was!
Nigel's really alive!
I'm proud of you, kid. You know, persistence is the
mark of a great journalist…
Clark sits down quickly at Jimmy's desk. Lois puts her hand on his shoulder.
Kent? You all right?
FADE TO BLACK